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World History's Two Greatest Events

The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440 having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted September 17, 1787, establishing a new form of government the world had never witnessed before. These are two significant events in world history, but are they the greatest? Here are my top two: 1) The incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. 2) The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Let me explain . . . Read more

March 4, 20141 month ago

Remembering St. Patrick - Column/Podcast

If you are like me St. Patrick’s Day might be about watching a parade, wearing green or for some, having a few drinks at the pub. It is part of human nature to forget all-together or do a little historic revisionism as time passes for significant events. You know, every year the fish story becomes more amazing. This is the case with St. Patrick’s Day. It was meant to honor Patrick and the incredible legacy he left, not just to celebrate Irish heritage . . . Read more

Mystery of Love - TV/Internet Broadcast

We have released the 18th episode for the Hope for Today TV/Internet broadcast.  The program is titled – Mystery of Love.

Here is the episode description from YouTube . . .

We are born to love – every man and woman. We discover it through family, friends and romantic interests. Seeking this love is instinctive. It’s how we were made. We experience its thrills and heartaches and is often confusing. Today’s program features Clint Decker untangling the mystery of love that everyone might discover real and lasting love.

Watch Part 1 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwOLtbb4jwc

 

 

February 4, 20142 months ago

Path to Eternal Citizenship - Column/Podcast

My last name has German roots and I have been told in Germany “Decker” is common as Miller or Smith in the United States. And my mother’s maiden name is Broman, which has roots in Finland and Switzerland. I believe my family immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island sometime in the early 1900’s. Immigration statistics began in 1820, in that year 8,385 people started a new life in America. Then in 2012, 192 years later, 1,031,631 people were granted permanent residence in the U.S. . . . Read more

Keeping Up Appearances - TV/Internet Broadcast

We have released the 17th episode for the Hope for Today TV/Internet broadcast.  The program is titled – Keeping Up Appearances.

Here is the episode description from YouTube . . .

Freedom. It’s what we experience when we finally stop pretending and start being real. Many carry unnecessary burdens trying to be what they are not – especially in religious circles. Today’s program features Clint Decker discussing the burden and dangers of keeping up appearances while challenging viewers to take up what is genuine, passionate, authentic and radical.

Watch Part 1 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvoojvv8ea4

December 26, 20133 months ago

The Christmas Quandary - TV/Internet Broadcast

We have released the 16th episode for the Hope for Today TV/Internet broadcast.  The program is titled – The Christmas Quandary.

Here is the episode description from YouTube . . .

When it comes to Christmas there are a variety of responses.  Some may be antagonistic due to the religious foundation of the holiday.  Others may celebrate it, but Santa and the gifts are of more significance then Jesus’ birth.  Still yet, there are genuine seekers of Jesus making His birth is of primary importance.  In today’s program Clint Decker puts viewers in a Christmas Quandary as he or she considers how to celebrate this holiday season.    

Watch Part 1 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHsKCH-o8hM

 

December 4, 20134 months ago

The Light of Christmas - Column/Podcast

The December column and podcast is now available. If you would like to read previous columns to go the Hope for Today Blog. If you would like to listen to the Hope for Today podcast you can access it on iTunes. One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty . . . Read more

Christmas Story Concert coming to Leonardville, KS

Thursday, December 19, Great Awakenings will be hosting The Christmas Story Concert for the general public in Leonardville, Kansas.

The concert is being held at Nelson’s Landing, 7:00 p.m. on December 19th.  It will feature a Christmas concert by Cloverton, a band whose music has received national air play and have traveled the world with their musical talents.  During the concert, speaker and columnist, Clint Decker will share about the true meaning of Christmas.  Also, there will be a complimentary dinner to everyone who attends.  It is an early Christmas gift to Nelson’s Landing customers.

Clint Decker, President and Evangelist with Great Awakenings, shares what his goal is for this event, “When we visited with the owner about this we said we just wanted to be a blessing to them and their customers.”  And the best way we can do that is by providing some good music, good food and sharing the good news of Jesus.  Decker also says, “This will be the fourth concert we have done in area restaurants.  Each time folks have enjoyed the program and been blessed.”

Great Awakenings is hosting the event in cooperation with Alert Covenant Church.  The event is free and open to the general public.

 

Wanted: A Loving Family – Column/Podcast

The November column and podcast is now available. If you would like to read previous columns to go the Hope for Today Blog. If you would like to listen to the Hope for Today podcast you can access it on iTunes. Fifteen year old Davion Only, looking for a family to call his own, told a Florida church congregation “I’ll take anyone”. As his story made national news, it tugged at the heart strings of a nation. Unfortunately, over the course of human history there have been millions of Davion’s . . . Read more

The Successful Life – TV/Internet Broadcast

We have released the 15th episode for the Hope for Today TV/Internet broadcast.  The program is titled – The Successful Life.

Here is the episode description from YouTube . . .

People all over the world want to become successful.  They want to achieve.  It’s in our DNA to build, grow and expand.  In today’s program, Clint Decker helps people succeed – with a twist.  It is success the right way and without regret.  It is the kind of success that can save a life and save a soul.   

The program was filmed in the bleachers of the Otto Unruh Football Stadium, home of the Clay Center Community High School football team.  Clips were also taken at nearby Wakefield High School football stadium.

Watch Part 1 on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHKJMLIYPws

 

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